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1. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing department of the rival company for $950 million, which is part of the deal that will make it the largest manufacture in the office color printing market.
A: million, which is part of the deal that will make
B: million, a part of a deal that makes
C: million, part of a deal making
D: million as a part of a deal to make
E: million as part of a deal that will make

2. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business
A: Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D: It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E: It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

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Re: I get wrong on those two SCs--Pls explain [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 18:48
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1. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing department of the rival company for $950 million, which is part of the deal that will make it the largest manufacture in the office color printing market.
A: million, which is part of the deal that will make
B: million, a part of a deal that makes
C: million, part of a deal making
D: million as a part of a deal to make
E: million as part of a deal that will make

2. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business
A: Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D: It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E: It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Yr reasoning pls. Tks!


I got E for #1.
To me, purchase X as part of the deal sounds correct.
E also uses "will", making it consistent with the rest of the sentence.

For 2, I got A, but not sure.
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Re: I get wrong on those two SCs--Pls explain [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 19:21
Okay these are real toughies and +1 one for posting notahug.

Q1. E
First thing to look for here is tense. The company "will purchase" --> future tense. Therefore the deal WILL MAKE this eliminates BCD. Then we compare A and E. In A I notice an ambiguous "which" - which doesn't have an antecedent. This makes E the best choice for Q1.
notahug wrote:
1. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing department of the rival company for $950 million, which is part of the deal that will make it the largest manufacture in the office color printing market.
A: million, which is part of the deal that will make
B: million, a part of a deal that makes
C: million, part of a deal making
D: million as a part of a deal to make
E: million as part of a deal that will make



Q2 B
Again to do with which and future tense.

notahug wrote:
2. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business
A: Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D: It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E: It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Yr reasoning pls. Tks!
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Re: I get wrong on those two SCs--Pls explain [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 19:23
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1. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing department of the rival company for $950 million, which is part of the deal that will make it the largest manufacture in the office color printing market.
A: million, which is part of the deal that will make - dont like which here it refers to $950 M
B: million, a part of a deal that makes - that makes awkward
C: million, part of a deal making - making is not correct - cant be present tense since the company just announced
D: million as a part of a deal to make - not sure what is wrong
E: million as part of a deal that will make - will sounds better because its future

2. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business
A: Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing Placing is wrong
B: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately placewhich refers to women
D: It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placingplacing is wrong cant be present tense
E: It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately placewhich refers to fall

Yr reasoning pls. Tks!


1. Stuck between D and E --> Choose E for Future tense "Will"
2. I went for B.
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Re: I get wrong on those two SCs--Pls explain [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 19:34
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Okay these are real toughies and +1 one for posting notahug.

Q1. E
First thing to look for here is tense. The company "will purchase" --> future tense. Therefore the deal WILL MAKE this eliminates BCD. Then we compare A and E. In A I notice an ambiguous "which" - which doesn't have an antecedent. This makes E the best choice for Q1.
notahug wrote:
1. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing department of the rival company for $950 million, which is part of the deal that will make it the largest manufacture in the office color printing market.
A: million, which is part of the deal that will make
B: million, a part of a deal that makes
C: million, part of a deal making
D: million as a part of a deal to make
E: million as part of a deal that will make



Q2 B
Again to do with which and future tense.

notahug wrote:
2. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business
A: Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D: It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E: It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Yr reasoning pls. Tks!


Wish I could "borrow" you on the day I take the test :D :D

Is that "tense" the only reason to chose those answers? I chose D for the 1st question because " a part of a deal to make.." sounds not bad. What is different between "to make" (which can be in the future time, too) and "will make" here?

Second question, why "placing" is wrong on A?
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Re: I get wrong on those two SCs--Pls explain [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 20:50
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bsd_lover wrote:
Okay these are real toughies and +1 one for posting notahug.

Q1. E
First thing to look for here is tense. The company "will purchase" --> future tense. Therefore the deal WILL MAKE this eliminates BCD. Then we compare A and E. In A I notice an ambiguous "which" - which doesn't have an antecedent. This makes E the best choice for Q1.
notahug wrote:
1. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing department of the rival company for $950 million, which is part of the deal that will make it the largest manufacture in the office color printing market.
A: million, which is part of the deal that will make
B: million, a part of a deal that makes
C: million, part of a deal making
D: million as a part of a deal to make
E: million as part of a deal that will make



Q2 B
Again to do with which and future tense.

notahug wrote:
2. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business
A: Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C: The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D: It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E: It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Yr reasoning pls. Tks!


Wish I could "borrow" you on the day I take the test :D :D

Is that "tense" the only reason to chose those answers? I chose D for the 1st question because " a part of a deal to make.." sounds not bad. What is different between "to make" (which can be in the future time, too) and "will make" here?

Second question, why "placing" is wrong on A?


the act of "doing" something e.g. "working", "visiting", "moving" is all present tense. That is why placing is wrong. The trend WILL PLACE in the future , its not PLACING ANYTHING now (you see the subtle difference ? )

Now for Q1 - Deal TO MAKE vs Deal that will make, also has a subtle difference in meaning. A deal to make implies that the sole purpose of the deal was to make the company the largest manufacturer. This is different from implying that a deal was done - and as a side effect, the deal will make this company the largest manufacturer (which is the original meaning/intention).

I hope it is clear :)
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